Alberto Borea lives and works between New York and Lima. His work is characterized by the continuous displacement and use of diverse media and materials. He attended residencies and fellowships including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, (Fundacion Cisneros de Patricia de Phelps), Art Omi International Residency 2009, Vermont Studio Center (Jackson Pollock Krasner Fellowship), International Studio and Curatorial Program NYC (ISCP), Sculpture Space, Utica, NY, Default Masterclass in residence, Lecce and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). Borea's work has been shown in diverse exhibitions in Europe, Latin America and the U.S. including Queens Museum of Art in New York City, Museo del Barrio in New York City, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (Cisneros Fontanals Collection), Dublin Contemporary, Museo Laboratorio in Italy, Art Museum of the Americas in DC, and Museo de Huelva in Spain.
Andrea Galvani (b. in Italy 1973) lives and works in New York and Mexico City. Galvani’s work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Whitney Museum, New York, NY; 4th Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art; the Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland; 9th Bienal of Contemporary Art of Nicaragua; Aperture Foundation, New York, NY; The Calder Foundation, New York, NY; Mart Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trento, Italy; Macro Museum, Rome, Italy; GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy; De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam; Oslo Plads, Copenhagen, Denmark, among others. In 2011, he received the New York Exposure Prize and was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. Galvani earned a BFA in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna in 1999, and his MFA in Visual Art from Bilbao University in 2002. He has been a visiting artist at NYU (2009/2010) and has completed artist residencies at the Location One International Artist Residency Program New York (2008), LMCC Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2009), M.I.A. Artist Space Program/Columbia University School of the Arts Brooklyn, NY, (2010). From 2006 to 2009, he was a professor of Photographic Language and the History of Contemporary Photography at the University of Carrara for Fine Arts in Bergamo, Italy.
Artemio was born in Mexico City in 1976. He has shown internationally in galleries and museums such Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Carrillo Gil, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art San Francisco, MUSAC Museo de Castilla y Leon, CECCH Centre d’edition Contemporaine Geneve, Musee d Art Contemporain de Lyon. He had participated in 10th Havana Biennial, Sexta Bienal de Video y Nuevos Medios Santiago. Artemio lives and works in Mexico City.
Bjørn Melhus, born 1966, is a German-Norwegian media artist. In his work he has developed a singular position, expanding the possibilities for a critical reception of cinema and television. His practice of fragmentation, destruction, and reconstitution of well-known figures, topics, and strategies of the mass media opens up not only a network of new interpretations and critical commentaries, but also defines the relationship of mass media and viewer anew. Originally rooted in an experimental film context, Bjørn Melhus’s work has been shown and awarded at numerous international film festivals. He has held screenings at Tate Modern and the LUX in London, the Museum of Modern Art (MediaScope) in New York, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, amongst others. His work has been exhibited in
shows like The American Effect at the Whitney Museum New York, the 8th International Istanbul Biennial, solo and group shows at FACT Liverpool, Serpentine Gallery London, Sprengel Museum Hanover, Museum Ludwig Cologne, ZKM Karlsruhe, Denver Art Museum among others.
Carlos Martiel (born 1989, Havana). He Lives and works in New York and Havana. He graduated in 2009 from the National Academy of Fine Arts “San Alejandro,” in Havana. Between the years 2008-2010, he studied in the Cátedra Arte de Conducta, directed by the artist Tania Bruguera. Martiel’s works have been included in Cuban Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; Casablanca Biennale, Casablanca, Morocco; Biennial “La Otra”, Bogotá, Colombia; Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, United Kingdom; Pontevedra Biennial, Galicia, Spain; Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba. He has had performances at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA; The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), Houston, USA; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia (MACZUL), Maracaibo, Venezuela; Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy; Nitsch Museum, Naples, Italy. He has received several awards, including the Franklin Furnace Fund in New York, USA, 2016; “CIFOS Grants & Commissions Program Award” in Miami, USA, 2014; “Arte Laguna” in Venice, Italy, 2013. His work has been exhibited at The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, USA; Zisa Zona Arti Contemporanee (ZAC), Palermo, Italy; Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, USA; Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece; National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; Tornielli Museum, Ameno, Italy; Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, Argentina; among others.
Christoph Draeger (b. 1965 Zürich, Switzerland) lives and works between New York and Vienna. Solo exhibitions include Kunst(zeug)haus Rapperswil 2013, Kunsthalle Arbon (CH) 2012, OK Center for Contemporary Art Linz 2012, Kunstmuseum Solothurn 2003, Kunsthaus Zurich (w/Reynold Reynolds) 2000, the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen/Germany 1999, Orchard Gallery in Derry /Northern Ireland 1999, Roebling Hall in New York, CCA-Centre of Contemporary Art Ujazdowskie Castle in Warsaw 2008, Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco und Susanne Vielmetter Gallery in Los Angeles, among others. Selected group exhibitions include the Whitney Museum New York, Brooklyn Museum, New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, Kunsthaus Zürich, Kunsthaus Glarus, Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven, Carrillo Gil Museum Mexico City, P.S. 1 New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Paco das Artes in Sao Paulo, Taipeh Digital Arts Center, Kunsthalle Medienturm Graz, the Documentary Fortnight Exhibition at MoMA New York, the European Media Art Festival EMAF in Osnabrück, Central Museum Utrecht, the 1997 Kwangju Biennial, the 2002 Torino Biennial, the 2002 Liverpool Biennial, 2007 Moscow Biennial, and the 55th Venice Biennial in 2013. His work is part of the collections of the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Kunsthaus Zurich, Les Abattoirs Toulouse, and Centre Pompidou in Paris, among many others.
Eung Ho Park was born in Woonchun, South Korea and received his BFA from Pratt Institute. He has exhibited at Exit Art, the Drawing Center, the Sculpture Center, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Queens Museum of Art, Long Island University, DM Contemporary, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, and Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles. Park has created a permanent sculpture for PS 270 in Queens, New York. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, and other publications. He lives in Jackson Heights Queens and maintains a studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
G.T. Pellizzi Born (b. 1978 Morelos, Mexico) lives and works in New York. He studied philosophy at St Johns College and is a graduate from The Channin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union. From 2001-2011, Pellizzi co-founded and has been involved in various art collectives, with whom he has exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art, PS1 Moma, Centre Pompidou, PAC Murcia, and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and various art galleries in New York, Zurich, Berlin and London. Currently he collaborates with several characters of his own making in the guise of different personalities, of which G.T. Pellizzi is one. His solo practice has been reviewed in publications such Artforum or Brooklyn Rail.
Juanli Carrión, Yecla (Murcia), 1982. Lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited internationally in venues like the Art Institute of Chicago, Abrons Arts Center, Y Gallery, Friedman Benda Gallery or BAM in the US; ARTIUM Museum of Contemporary Art, La Casa Encendida, MuVIM, Rosa Santos Gallery or Centro Parraga in Spain; Ex-Teresa Museum, San Luis Potosi Center for the Arts or MUPO in Mexico; National Museum of Art in Trinidad & Tobago; or Rum46 in Denmark among others. In 2014 he began his series of geopolitical gardens Outer Seed Shadow commissioned so far by the NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation, La Nau of Valencia and Contemporary Art Center La Conservera. He has participated in residencies like Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Workspace (2012) Space & Process (2015) and ISCP (2011-12) in New York; Institute of Graphic Arts of Oaxaca (2005) and Central ADM (2012) in Mexico; Kuona Trust in Kenya (2006); or Espaço Fonte in Brazil (2014). He has received awards and grants including the Prize "Generations" (2012), Iniciarte Grants (2009 and 2010) Grants from the Ministry of Culture of Spain (2010 and 2013) or Foundation for Contemporary Arts in New York (2014) among others.
Manuela Viera-Gallo was born in Rome Italy in 1977, during the exile of her parents. She went back to Chile in 1984 where she study Art at The Catholic University of Santiago de Chile. She lives in New York since 2005. Viera-Gallo have been showing internationally, having solo show at La Central Gallery, Bogota, Colombia (2013), Aninat Gallery, Santiago, Chile (2013), Y Gallery, New York. USA (2010), Valenzuela & Klenner Foundation, Bogota, Colombia (2007), Broadway 1602 Gallery, New York, USA (2007), Die Ecke Gallery, Santiago, Chile (2006; Rebecca Container Gallery, Genova, Italy (2005); 24/7 Gallery, East End London, UK (2002. She has participated in several group shows at Mueso del Barrio, Art Museum of the Americas, 10th Biennale of video and media Arts of Chile, CIF, Camdem International Film Festival, Asymmetrick Arts Center, Chelsea Art Museum, East Asia Contemporary Museum or 5th Biennial do Mercosur, among others.
Mauricio Ianês was born in Santos, Brazil in 1973. His work has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiero; 29th and 28th Biennale of Sao Paulo; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Forum of Live Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rencontre Internationale de L’Art Performance, Quebec, Canada; and the Museum of Image and Sound and Brazilian Art Museum, Sao Paulo; among many international solo and group exhibitions. Ianes has participated in multiple residency programs including Residence Cite des Arts, Paris, France; Quartier 21, Vienna, Austria; and Little Theatre, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Distinguishing honors include the 15th English Culture Award and second place in the Michelangelo II Talent Award, Sao Paulo. His work is part of numerous private and public collections.
Olise Kjærgaard has exhibited at UMOCA - Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, MFAH - Museum of Fine Art Houston, MAAA - Museo de Arte Acarigua, Venezuela; Nikolaj Kunsthalle (DK), SNYK -Skive New Museum of Art, (DK), Torrance Art Museum in LA; Himmerlands Kunstmuseum(DK); Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston Texas; Honor Fraser, LA; Samuel Freeman, LA; Duve Berlin and Galleri Kant in Copenhagen.
Olise Kjærgaard holds an MFA from Central St. Martins in London and a Master in Architecture from Aarch, Aarhus(DK) + The Bartlett, UCL, London (UK). In recent years she has been based between London, New York and Copenhagen; travelling to residencies such as Iceland and Skowhegan.
Miguel Aguirre (Lima, 1973) lives and works between Tarragona, Spain and Lima, Peru. He has received a B.F.A. at the Faculty of Arts at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, and the Advanced Diploma Studies (DEA) for the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University de Barcelona. His work has been shown in Europe and Latin America museums and institutions including Domus Artium 2002 - DA2, Salamanca, Spain; Fundación Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid; MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain; Museum voor Moderne Kunst - MMKA, Arnhem, Holland; Kunsthalle, Winterthur, Switzerland; Centro Cultural de España, Lima; Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington D.C.; Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima; MALBA, Buenos Aires; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan; MACSI, Caracas; 3 Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre; I Bienal Iberoamericana de Lima; II Bienal de Fotografía, Lima; among others.
Norma Markley graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art and was awarded an MFA in painting from Columbia University. Internationally, she has exhibited with one-person shows in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the US. She was included in the Queens International 2006 Queens Museum, Art on Paper Weatherspoon Art Museum 2006, and NextNext:Art at the Brooklyn Academy of Music 2002, and in 2003, she was the recipient of a NYFA New York Foundation for the Arts award in Drawing. She lives and works in New York. It is the clash or intersection of sex and Americana that she paints with cut paper, draws with thread, embroiders on towels, or writes with the glow of neon tubing. She coaxes these incongruent elements until they sit well together, creating works that have been described as “thoughtful symbols of throwaway culture”
Reynaldo Luza was a pre-eminent fashion artist born in Lima, Peru. He began training as an architect at the University of Louvain, Belgium, but returned to Peru at the outbreak of World War I, where he changed his studies from architecture to art. In 1918 he came to the United States, where he earned his living by contributing drawings to several fashion publications, principally Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Vanity Fair. In 1921 he joined Harpers Bazaar as the principal fashion artist, a position he was to hold for 27 years. He divided his time between New York, Paris and London, working closely with all of the leading fashion designers of the times--Poiret, Patou, Lelong, Paquin, Douillet, Doucet, Cheruit, Worth, Drecoll, Callot Soeurs, Redfern, Martial et Amand, Premet, Reboux, Chanel, Vionnet, Molyneaux, Schiaparelli, Hartnell, Steibel, and Balenciaga, among others. In 1940 Luza made New York his principal base, where, over the next few years, he continued his activities at Harpers as well as creating fabric and furniture designs, and the costumes for the movie The Bridge of San Luis Rey. Among other distinctions, he received several honorary appointments from the government of Peru, including that of Artistic Director of the Paris Exposition of 1938 and the New York World's Fair of 1939-40; he also did the interior design of the new Lima airport.
Ryan Brown lives and works in New York and Lima, Peru. He has participated in multiple solo and group exhibitions, recently: “In Someways It Is”(solo) at Y Gallery-New York; “The Sun Is A Hole”(solo) at OMR-Mexico City; “Works on Paper” at Häusler Contemporary; “Storytellers” at The Stenersen Museum - Oslo; “Paraíso en Blanco” at 80m2, Peru; “ik wordt” at Voorkamer, Belgium, among others. His work is in the collection of CIFO Cisneros Fontanals Foundation, Miami; Fundacion JUMEX, Mexico City; Zabludowicz Collection, London; among many others. In May 2016 he will have a solo show with Galería OMR, Mexico.
Santiago Villanueva (Azul, Argentina, 1990). Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2010 he was a scholarship holder at the CIA (Artistic Investigation Center of Buenos Aires). In 2011 he was selected to participate in the eighth edition of the ArteBA Petrobras Award for visual arts with the project Adquisicion. In 2013, he received a scholarship of the Cisneros Fontanals Foundation (CIFO) to make a project named Geografía Plástica Argentina. In 2013and2014 he was part of two major conferences in the program of 89plus, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Simon Castets: “89plus Colony Conference” at Moma PS1 and “ Marathon of the Americas” at the JUMEX Museum in Mexico D.F. He has featured exhibitions at the Nuevo Museo Energía de Arte Contemporáneo, Parque de la Memoria (Monumento a las Víctimas del Terrorismo de Estado); Universidad Torcuato Di Tella; Consulado General de Argentina en Nueva York; Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Latinoamericano (MACLA); Musée d' Art moderne de la Ville de Paris. He is in charge of the educative area of the Nuevo Museo Energía de Arte Contemporáneo, and he was the curator of the program Bellos Jueves at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires. He is the editor of the magazineTradición and Mancilla.
Alejandra Prieto (b. 1980 in Santiago, Chile) lives and works in Santiago. She attended PUC University for her BFA and Chile University for her MFA. She has shown internationally. Her work was part of the XI Imaginarios Sociales y Prácticas Artísticas, XI La Habana Biennale 2012; Projetaveis VII Biennale Mercosur, Porto Alegre, Brasil, 2009; El Terremoto de Chile I Triennale de Chile, Santiago, Chile 2009. She has participated in many group shows including but not limited to Provecto LARA in NC-Arte, Bogota, Colombia, 2013; Contaminaciones Urbanas, MAC USP, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 2010, among others. In 2011, she received the first CCU Art Prize in Chile and the Young Visual Creation Award of the Latin Union, in Paris, 2007. Prieto participated in the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), NY; and the first edition of LARA, Latino-American Roaming Art, NC-Arte, Bogota, Colombia